Hello everyone and welcome to our place! 😀
Today I have awesome news today! So… I asked Karandi to do a collab… And she said YES!
As you know I never follow Anime seasons and it was something I wanted to get into here in our place. This way, what best way you can get than invited the pro in seasonal Anime, Karandi herself?
Today is the announcement and it’s more to explain how this is going to happen. Since Karandi and I live in completely opposite ways of the world, we have like a 10 hours time zone difference. So, doing this a weekly thing would be extremely difficult (especially because we want to do this like a conversation). This way, we will be releasing 1 post each month giving our opinion about what has been happening in our Animes of choice.
Today, we will be speaking about what we expect from the Anime we picked. Here at our place, we will be giving our opinion about Goblin Slayer, while at Karandi’s place we will be talking about Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu (which I’m thrilled to see how it happens since it’s more in the shounen-ai side.
Now that the explanations are done, say hi to everyone Karandi 🙂
Hi everyone, I’m really excited about working on this collaboration with Arthifis. It’s a little bit different from previous seasonal reviews that I’ve collaborated on largely because we aren’t going to be doing it weekly (which means I might even need to take more notes than normal to remember what happened over the month) and because we’re going to try to write it as a conversation (just one taking place over a long distance and time difference). Should be super fun.
That said, the two anime we’ve chosen to tackle are quite distinct in what they are going to offer so it will be interesting to see our initial impressions and how our opinions change from month to month. With both of these shows, I have oddly enough read the source material. That almost never happens given I’m a manga and light novel noob but I’ve been devouring the Goblin Slayer light novels and I have read part of the manga behind Darkaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu (okay, that’s a mouthful of a title and we’re going to need to shorten it). So I’m going into both of these anime with some expectations though at the same time trying not to because I want to judge them on how they go as anime rather than making comparisons to their source material.
Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu a mouthful? Of course not! I actually had to go and copy from your message when trying to understand what was the Anime about xD Also, as can everyone see, Karandi has more insight in what is going to be the Animes about than myself. I mean, I only know what I read from the Mal Description.
So, here we will be talking about Goblin Slayer. Paraphrasing what MAL says:
“A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…”
So… Karandi, what do you think the Anime is going to be about… Or better, how do you think they will transform the visual novel into the Anime? Even better, how do you want it to be? xD
Well, this is a tricky one because I really loved the first light novel in this series. I said in my review of it: “It is a great adventure story with plenty of action but it doesn’t hesitate to plunge the reader into the truly yucky parts of adventuring (and that includes covering your armor in goblin blood to avoid detection – ugh).” And I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The story didn’t skip over the less pleasant parts of adventuring and really took a lot of the glamour out the profession (assuming that there was any glamour to be found in the first place).
I do think it is going to be a bit odd to watch as an anime when none of the characters have names. That may take some getting used to. Also, as the series has continued its become more and more relationship focused and the actually adventuring seems to be more and more sidelined, so I’m actually hoping the anime isn’t just going to follow along with the source but might be a bit more adventure focused. I guess we’ll find out.
Are you looking forward to it?
Yes, completely! That’s why I picked it! But, to be honest, I had a completely different idea out of it ahah from the cover image, I thought it would be a little more soft, like SAO or Log Horizon. However, from what you said it seems not… And it only makes more excited to it!
Though not having names is going to be a little strange Oo Maybe they are going to add names just for the Anime? I mean, I don’t really understand what you want to say with no names ahah Nevertheless, covering their armor with Goblin’s blood… NICE! 😀
Do you think this is enough for my side? I mean, we still need to go to your place and talk about Dakaretai Otoko 1-i … Can we call it just Dakaretai Otoko? Or Odosarete Imasu? 😀
I think we’re good here. Did you want to do Dakaretai here in the same document or did you want to take a break and talk tomorrow about that one?
We can take a break… Actually is almost night time! But, for the Dakaretai I think we should do in a post to come out at your side so you can also do the announcement. What do you think?
Sounds good. I’ll set up a doc and start it but we can continue tomorrow or whenever you have time next. I’ll send you the link via twitter later today (or later tonight for you). Catch you later.
Sounds great! 🙂 Have a wonderful day! ^.^
(Yes, this is an actual conversation xD)
Now, as you just read, we also prepared something in Karandi’s side 😉 So, go check it out!